Students learned about master artists and were asked to create art inspired by those artworks. Students created art with materials they have available, which is an excellent way to show they’re engaging and persisting. Congratulations to our artists on creating through challenges! Thank you, Mrs. Joyner, for collaborating with me to create this video.

Art Career: Imagineering

Last week’s Studio Habit of Mind was Understanding Art Worlds: I can learn about art careers and how artists work with other artists. Today’s link is about an art career called Imagineering. Yes, that’s a real job title and it combines many fields, like math, science, engineering, and art.

Below is a link for Khan Academy’s “Imagineering in a Box” course, which goes through 3 design stages: 1) Build your own world 2) Build your own attractions 3) Build your own character. This is a free course that provides a lot of information and creative opportunities.


Artist: Katsushika Hokusai, printmaker

The Japanese artist, Katsushika Hokusai, created a series of prints showing 36 Views of Mount Fuji. Hokusai’s artwork shows us about life in Japan and what was valued during his lifetime. His artwork influenced artists around the world.

3 Color Reduction Printmaking- we will be using this process with styrofoam.

What stories is Hokusai telling us about life in Japan?

Artist: Andy Warhol- Architecture prints

Andy Warhol was one of the world’s most famous Pop Artists. He often used a printmaking technique called silkscreen to produce multiple art prints quickly and easily.

His subjects were typically from pop culture and were things people saw frequently: soup cans, celebrities, bridges. Below is his print of the Brooklyn Bridge and a collaborative print/painting with Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Brooklyn Bridge, 1983 Screenprint in colors, on Lenox Museum Board, the full sheet.

Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Eiffel Tower-1985

Click on the screenshot to go to Tate Kids’ page on Warhol.